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Submitted by Elizabeth Burns, Aug 2002

Leonard D. Redfield
Arizona, The Youngest State, 1913, pg 248

Leonard D. Redfield, who for twenty years has been postmaster at Benson is a native of New York, his birth occurring in 1867.  He is the only child born of the marriage of Henry and Malvina Redfield, likewise natives of New York, whence they removed to California in 1868.  They made their home in that state until 1876 and in December of that year came to Arizona, settling on a ranch in Pima County, where the father engaged in stock raising until 1884.  In the latter year he came to Benson and established a livery stable which he conducted until his death in 1886.  He was long survived by the mother who passed away in 1906.

Leonard D. Redfield obtained his education in the public schools of California and Arizona and engaged himself in the mercantile business in Benson.  Soon after, he had the misfortune to be burned out, meeting with a total loss.  Thereafter he operated a fruit stand until accumulating enough money to again engage in the mercantile business.  In 1905 the establishment was destroyed by fire and he again experienced a total loss.  Since then he has given his attention to his duties as postmaster to which he was appointedin 1896.  He owns his residence and some business property in Benson and also has real estate in San Diego, California.

In 1910 Mr. Redfield was married to Miss Fannie Armitage, a native of New Zealand who emigrated to America with her parents.  They first located in San Francisco but later came to Arizona and for a time resided in Yuma, going there to Benson in 1895 where they still reside.  To them were born four children, all of whom are living.  Mr. and Mrs. Redfield have three children: Malvina, Leonard and Florence.

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